We're told that St. Elmo is looking for more than just how the girls will blend together. Bea's tape comes on the monitor as St. Elmo tells us, "One of the other things that I look for -- and I think she was guilty of this -- that they start the song -- and a cappella is hard -- but they start the song in one key, by the time they get to the chorus they're in another key, and that's, like..." and since the horror of it all gets to be too much for St. Elmo, he just starts shaking his head back and forth in misery. We watch Bea's tape, and she is guilty of changing keys mid-pitch, but man. It's a cappella! And she's so cute! Jennifer starts sticking up for Bea, saying she loves her personality and wants to bring her to the workshop to see what she can do.
We watch the four of them argue and plead and toss around pictures of the girls like trading cards, lumping them together and clipping them off until the narrator tells us that they narrowed it down to twenty-six girls. We're told that after the commercial, we'll find out which twenty-six made it. We cut to Jaymes calling Christina Petty. Christina's sitting on a couch, and her walls are decorated with painted handprints. Because that's class, y'all. Christina shoves her hand into her crotch and leans back into it as the Tiny Squares of Girls and Fun take over.
I momentarily stop my recapping here to watch the Super Bowl Halftime show. Now that I've seen the crack of Britney Spears's ass, I think I'm a better person.
They've split the names up among Travis and the Hyphentwins. We have shots of the three of them dialing numbers on their speakerphones. Some girls have offered to let Popstars camera crews into their apartments to film the verdict, assuming that their chances of getting in are higher if they're gonna be taped.
We cut to a group of girls standing in a living room listening to the phone ringing. The girl's mother leans over and answers it. Her daughter stands behind her with her hands on her head. Travis says he's calling for a girl named Keitha Lind. We've never met Keitha Lind before. She takes the phone from her mother. Travis asks how he's doing and she says she's really nervous. He asks why she'd be nervous. She says she doesn't want to hear the answer. She does, but she doesn't. He asks her to the workshop. Keitha Lind covers her mouth, says "Oh, my God!" a few times, and starts making shocked noises. She starts screaming and thanking him as Travis laughs. She hugs one of her friends as the others clap.